Virginia Hume, daughter of Fox News commentator and former anchor Brit Hume, wrote an article for The Weekly Standard on Friday explaining the motivation and circumstances of the letter she signed along with 64 other women in support of Brett Kavanaugh.
After an anonymous woman accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to force himself onto her at a party in the 1980s when both were in high school, 65 women — including Virginia Hume — who knew Kavanaugh during those years released a letter supporting the character of the Supreme Court nominee.
“Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland,” the letter reads. “He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all-girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years. Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.” (RELATED: 65 WOMEN FROM KAVANAUGH’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARS DEFEND JUDGE IN LETTER TO SENATE)
Hume’s Weekly Standard article disputes the theory that the letter had somehow been prepared in advance by those who knew the anonymous allegation against the Supreme Court nominee was about to be made public.
“This, from my daughter, on how the letter for Kavanaugh came about,” tweeted Fox News’ Brit Hume. “So much for the idea it had been prepared ahead of time because those who signed it knew the allegation was coming.”
This, from my daughter, on how the letter for Kavanaugh came about. So much for the idea it had been prepared ahead of time because those who signed it knew the allegation was coming. https://t.co/YKDHaUZdi6
— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 14, 2018
“I signed it,” Virginia Hume began. “Here’s how it went down.”
On Friday, a group of women who knew Brett in high school sent a letter in support of him to Senators Grassley and Feinstein. I am one of those 65 women. Having seen some of the reaction to the letter, I’d like to clear up a few things:
The letter was conceived and drafted by friends of Brett’s, and it was drafted after allegations came out on Thursday. I learned about the letter from a friend and fellow signatory. Others learned about it the same way. Those surprised at the speed with which it came together should see it as yet another testament to Brett’s excellent reputation.
Hume went on to explain that, though both she and Kavanaugh went to single-sex schools, they were “permitted upon occasion” to interact with those of the opposite sex.